VitalSource E-Textbook Platform Expands To The Philippines Through Work with C&E Publishing

08-Oct-2013

Nashville, TN – VitalSource Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced that C&E Publishing, Inc., a premier textbook and educational materials publisher and leading distributor of foreign books in the Philippines, has selected VitalSource® to expand the reach of content digitally to students and educators in the region.

"C&E’s mission is to provide quality educational resources and solutions in the Philippines, and through our collaborative efforts with a world-renowned e-textbook solutions provider like VitalSource, more Philippine schools and students will have access to tools to enhance learning," said John Emyl Eugenio, Executive Vice-President for Product Development, Sales and Marketing Division, C&E Publishing. "Our work with VitalSource is a timely response to the growing demand of education in today’s modern age.”

As digital content adoption and e-textbook use grows worldwide, the VitalSource Bookshelf® platform provides C&E Publishing with comprehensive tools to expand the reach of e-textbooks to a broader audience. C&E Publishing has plans to add its complete library of textbooks to the platform. Students and educators that use VitalSource Bookshelf platform for content will have the flexibility to easily access C&E material anytime, anywhere, in the cloud and on a variety of operating systems and devices.

"We are significantly growing the number of titles offered by our VitalSource Bookshelf platform in addition to expanding our international reach through our reseller network," said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, VitalSource Technologies Inc. “As a result, more students and professors have access to the newest tools and titles to enhance learning. We are pleased to help C&E Publishing in their efforts to enhance learning through e-textbooks in the region."

C&E Publishing, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and provider of educational resources and solutions for the academic and professional market in the Philippines and surrounding regions. Having published more than one thousand basic education and college textbooks and local trade titles since 2002, the company also adapts, reprints and has exclusive distribution rights to more than 50,000 titles published in other countries.

The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education with more than 3.25 million users across 6,000 campuses around the world. It uses the latest technology to enhance the learning experience through e-textbooks and digital education. Content from more than 350 of the world’s top academic publishers is accessible to VitalSource Bookshelf platform users anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of operating systems and devices. For more information about VitalSource Technologies, visit www.vitalsource.com.

About C & E Publishing
C&E Publishing, Inc., now on its 20th year, is considered as a leading distributor, publisher and provider of quality educational resources and solutions in the Philippines. It has developed strong linkages with top foreign publishers such as McGrawHill-Education, Elsevier, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Cengage Learning Asia, Pearson Education, Wiley and Sons, to name a few. C&E Publishing, Inc. is an awardee of this year’s “Best Foreign Books Distributor” from the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence 2013. It was also awarded the Most Outstanding Distributor of Foreign Books by the Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards Institute, Sales and Marketing Magazine, and Asian Marketing Institute. C&E Publishing, Inc. has also developed e-books and e-learning materials such as e-tests, e-lessons, e-quizzes and other multi-media resources. Furthermore, it has created its own Phillippine E-Journals (PEJ) which houses close to 100 local journal contributors from research institutions and colleges. Likewise, C&E’s affiliate, the CE-Logic, Inc. offers reliable and efficient solutions for academic institutions and companies through the latest online library resources, interactive multimedia technology, and web-based reference and information services for various disciplines that include nursing, allied health, business and law. To date, CE-Logic Inc. has more than 200 subscribers in the Philippines which is considered as the biggest in the industry. For more information, visit www.cebookshop.com and/or www.celogic.net.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Periodicals LLC, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC.